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Hush Puppies

October 2008
Hush Puppies

by 3 people

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Makes: 12 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup canned creamed corn
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the creamed corn, milk, egg and onion; stir until just combined.
  2. Fill a large pot with enough oil to reach a depth of 2 inches and heat over medium-high heat until it registers 350 degrees on a deep-fat thermometer. Working in 3 batches, and using a soup spoon, drop heaping spoonfuls of batter into the oil. Fry, turning occasionally after the hush puppies rise to the top, until browned, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve warm.